Sociology

Sociology is the study of human behaviour as it is shaped by society and in turn affects the social contexts within which we live.

Examples of such contexts are informal groups, families, classrooms, work organizations, cultures, and societies. The effects of social categories on human behaviour constitute a topic of central interest within sociology.

Sociologists use a variety of research methods, including historical analysis, participant observation, surveys, and field and laboratory experiments.

The Department of Sociology offers Major, Minor, and Honours programs in Sociology.

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Admission

Admission to the Honours program requires an application. The major and minor can be declared on the Student Service Centre (SSC) when you have third-year standing. If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact the department.

Profiles

Emily Chan: Community Contribution to UBC and Beyond, 2016 Award Winner

Emily’s passion in community development has made her a student leader and community contributor for UBC and beyond. As the Co-President of UBC Sociology Students’ Association, Emily took the initiative to create the first-ever Anthropology-Sociology Gala and encouraged actions to recognize UBC’s unceded Indigenous lands. Outside of UBC, Emily founded Still Moon Arts Society Youth […]

Kaavya Lakshmanan: A Schema for Success

When third-year sociology and English literature major Kaavya Lakshmanan took on a summer internship with Schema Magazine, she expected to gain experience in journalism. What she didn’t expect was a crash course in professional networking while uncovering a new career path.

Theresa Harding: Grassroots Activism Comes Full Circle

Born and raised in Vancouver, Theresa Harding graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and gender, race, sexuality, and social justice (GRSJ) in 2000. While pursuing her degree later in life posed challenges in balancing her duties as a mother and responsibilities as a student, Theresa’s efforts were well worth it.

Andrea Mameri: From an Internship to a Job

An internship with the Canadian Cancer Society has brought Andrea Mameri closer to her goal of working in sports marketing. A fourth-year Sociology student with a minor in Commerce, Andrea worked with the Canadian Cancer Society as a Student Associate for the Corporate Giving Officer.

Devon Wong: Spreading the Word

During the final year of her degree, UBC Sociology alumna Devon Wong discovered a passion for raising awareness about social issues through multimedia, and has been pursuing it ever since. Devon is currently living in the Philippines and working as a multimedia journalist at an up-and-coming news agency called Rappler.

Contact

Department of Sociology
Anthropology and Sociology Building
Room 2108 – 6303 N.W. Marine Drive
Phone: 604-822-0503

Sociology Student Association
ubcsociology@gmail.com